Gov. Scott heading to D.C. to “fight for Florida”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV– AP) — Friday afternoon, Governor Rick Scott released a statement announcing a trip to Washington, D.C. next week as the Senate debates their proposed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Governor Scott said, “I would like to thank Senator Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans for working to eliminate the high taxes, fees and unreasonable mandates of Obamacare. I also want to thank President Trump for his commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare. I have been carefully reviewing the bill and next week, I will be traveling to Washington to meet with Congressional leaders to provide input on how we can make the bill better for Floridians.

“First, all states must be treated equitably,” Scott continued. “Florida taxpayers deserve the same treatment as every other state under the Medicaid program. Second, every American, including those with pre-existing conditions, should have the ability to buy any kind of insurance they want. This will drive down costs and give people the flexibility and power to determine what they want to buy.

“There seems to be a lot of people advocating for more government and higher costs in Washington and not a lot of people advocating on behalf of taxpayers. I look forward to traveling to Washington to fight for Florida families and ensure there is a health care proposal that dismantles the terrible, expensive mess of Obamacare.

Scott finished his remarks by saying, “let’s remember, costs have skyrocketed under Obamacare and we need a new health care policy that allows patients to have access to quality healthcare at an affordable price.”

The details of the Governor’s trip will be announced soon.